African Journal of
Food Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Food Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0794
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJFS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 924

Full Length Research Paper

Marketing potential of improved dried sardine (Sardinella gibossa) and capelin (Mallotus villosus) in the Southern Kenyan coast

Odoli Ogombe Cyprian
  • Odoli Ogombe Cyprian
  • Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, Baringo Station P. O. Box 31, Kampi Ya Samaki, Kenya.
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Kolbrun Sveinsdottir
  • Kolbrun Sveinsdottir
  • Matisohf./Icelandic Food and Biotech R&D Vinlandsleid 12, Reykjavik, Iceland.
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Peter Michael Oduor-Odote
  • Peter Michael Oduor-Odote
  • Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, P. O. Box 81651-080100, Mombasa, Kenya.
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Sigurjon Arason
  • Sigurjon Arason
  • Matisohf./Icelandic Food and Biotech R&D Vinlandsleid 12, Reykjavik, Iceland.
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  •  Received: 21 October 2018
  •  Accepted: 22 January 2019
  •  Published: 30 April 2021


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